El Horno Cave (Level 2)
Basic information
Sample name: El Horno Cave (Level 2)

Reference: M. A. Fano, A. García-Moreno, A. Chauvin, I. Clemente-Conte, S. Costamagno, I. Elorrieta-Baigorri, N. E. Pascual, and A. Tarriño. 2016. Contribution of landscape analysis to the characterisation ofPalaeolithic sites: A case study from El Horno Cave (northern Spain). Quaternary International 412:82-98 [ER 3080]
Country: Spain
State: Cantabria

Coordinate: 43° 15' N, 3° 27' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "in the middle Ason valley, at the base of a vertical wall on the south-west side of Monte Pando"
coordinate based on Cueva de Covalanas
"A sample of bones from the upper part of the level (all collected at the same depth) was used for the radiocarbon determination GX-27456 (12, 250±190 BP, 13, 092-11, 800 cal BC"
Climate and habitat
Lithology: limestone
Taphonomic context: cave, human accumulation
Habitat comments: "0.23 m thick, a brown sediment, very rich in organic matter and with abundant archaeological material"
"the impact of carnivores is very limited (less than 1% of the toothmarks on the remains). Taphonomic analysis strongly suggests a human origin for the fauna"
Life forms: carnivores, ungulates, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 844
Years: 1999 - 2007
Sample: 3354
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-26 15:05:23
Modified: 2019-08-26 15:05:23
Abundance distribution
8 species
1 singleton
total count 844
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.224
geometric series k: 0.3955
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.3489
Shannon's H: 0.6415
Good's u: 0.9988